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Lion Rock Speaker Series: Kristiana Kahakauwila Craft Talk

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Lion Rock Speaker Series: Kristiana Kahakauwila Craft Talk

Tuesday. April 23th

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Brooks Commons, 2nd Floor Brooks Library


Lion Rock Speaker Series presents: Kristiana Kahakauwila, Craft Talk. 

Kristiana Kahakauwila is a hapa writer of kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), German, and Norwegian descent. Her first book, This is Paradise: Stories (Hogarth, 2013), was named a 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Currently, at work on a historical novel set on the island of Maui, she has published excerpts and essays in Kartika Review, Red Ink, Mistake House, and GEO Magazine, among others. Kristiana earned a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. She was a 2015-16 Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Western Washington University. She also teaches in the Low-Residency MFA at the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in Santa Fe.

Sponsors: CWU College of Arts and Humanities, CWU Dept. of English, Brooks Library, Multimodal Education Center, Karen Gookin, CWU Museum of Culture and Environment, CWU Wildcat Shop

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